Kylie Galen has had a lot of crap tossed in her lap lately. Her parents are getting a divorce for who the heck knows why. Her boyfriend broke up with her because she wouldn't put out. And her grandmother died because.
But now, Kylie's acquired a stalker and she hasn't a clue what he wants or how to get rid of him. Thinking she may be losing it, her parents send her off to see a psychologist who gets Kylie sent to Shadow Falls Camp. Kylie and her parents think it's a camp for troubled teens. Kylie's surrounded by vampires, werewolves, fairies, witches and shapeshifters.
And if she believes what they tell her, she's one of them. They're just not sure exactly how she fits in.
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As Kylie struggles to cope with the realization that these creatures even exist, and the fact that she might not be human, she's got two hot guys, a werewolf and a half-fairy vying for her attention. And they can just keep vying. Kylie's determined that before she lets her heart loose on love, she needs to unearth the truth.
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What is she? Kylie's journey of self-discovery and friendship is so full of honesty, it's impossible not to fall in love with her and Shadow Falls.. Born at Midnight has me begging for more, and I love, love, love it! I was so very glad to discover Born at Midnight. If you like P. I read it every chance I could get because I didn't want to put it down.
The characters were well developed and I felt like I knew them from the beginning.
The storyline and mystery that went along with it kept me glued to my couch not wanting to do anything else but find out what the heck was going on. I read it over a week ago and I am still thinking about it. I can't get it out of my head.
I can't wait to read more. This series is going to be a hit! Kylie is funny and vulnerable, struggling to deal with her real-world life and her life in a fantastical world she's not sure she wants to be a part of. Peppered throughout with humor and teen angst, Born At Midnight is a laugh-out-loud page-turner.
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This one is going on the keeper shelf next to my Armstrong and Meyer collections! This is definitely a series you will want to watch out for. Hunter has created a world of hot paranormals that I didn't want to leave. Wow, blew me away! Martin's Griffin March 15, Independent and strong-willed Della Tsang hadn't believed in ghosts until she saw her dead cousin darting into the shadows of an alley.
She hadn't believed in vampires until in the dark of that same night she is turned into one. Introduced to a strange world of supernaturals, she struggles to accept this new reality. Unfortunately, the boy she loves senses something different about her and can't accept her. Should she follow her vampire cousin's lead-walk away from everything she's knows and loves-and fake her own death? Or should she set her pride aside and ask for help from the camp leader of Shadow Falls-a camp where supernaturals go to learn how to cope with their powers.
Either way, her life as she knows it, will never be the same. Martin's Griffin October 11, Kylie Galen thought her life was a mess before she went to Shadow Falls Camp. However, now that she's discovered she's not human, the problems presenting themselves are anything but normal.
She's determined to uncover the answer to her supernatural heritage, but with a ghost insisting someone Kylie loves is about to die, her newly developed sixth sense telling her someone is watching her and a rogue vampire on a murdering rampage, Kylie's quest for answers is on hold. As if her life isn't difficult enough, just when she's about to give her heart to Derek, he starts pulling away. When Lucas comes back, Kylie feels more conflicted than ever. As Grandma Harman prepares to leave, the safe house is attacked by Night World warriors and the recovered Azhdeha, who begins crushing the house with Power.
While evacuating, Galen rushes back in for Grandma Harman; as the ceiling collapses in, Keller shifts and flattens herself on top of Galen to protect him, although she ends up heavily injured in the process.
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She is healed by Winnie and Grandma Harman, but Galen is disturbed by how close to death she had become. At breakfast at Iliana's home, Keller reveals that her first name is Raksha, and explains her abandonment as a child to satisfy Galen's curiosity. Upon Keller being called "Pwee! Bringing her to the house library, the shapeshifter prince expresses gratitude for Keller trying to protect him, and attempts to confess his feelings for her, despite Keller's resistance to his sentiment.
Keller, disdainful of his constant optimism and mercy, angrily shows him the poem left for her by her mother when she was left in a cardboard box as a baby, insisting that reality is much harder and cruel than he might think. However, Galen adamantly tries to comfort her, insisting she doesn't believe her own assessment; he thinks of her as truly honorable and good.
Cornered, Keller senses her emotional armor shatter and seeks Galen, reviving the soulmate connection. Galen admits that he loves her and the two kiss, but Keller remembers the poem and throws Galen out of her mind, furious with him and herself and insisting that "love[ Galen remains quiet as the team brings Iliana to school and guards her.
At lunch, when Keller mistakenly attacks Iliana's friend Jaime, Galen calms the girl, informing her that Keller had made an honest mistake and telling Jaime about how the Witch Child was in danger Jaime's memories of this are later erased.
Galen briefly touches Keller, but quickly withdraws his hand; Keller notes sorrowfully that he continues rubbing the hand against his pant leg most of the day, and suspects he is disgusted by her halfway form in truth, Galen had to resist the urge to stroke her fur, feeling Keller would have killed him for it.
After school, Keller sends Nissa to get the car but, against her protests, Galen goes instead, trying to be useful. While outside, when Jaime is nearly killed by a car driven by a member of the Night World , Galen rushes in and knocks her out of the car's path, saving her. Iliana rushes out to check on her friend, grateful to Galen for his help. Keller notes that the two of them look perfect together, and that Iliana was now in love with Galen herself. Only grazed by the car, the Drache son comes off with only bruises and scrapes although, for having tried to aid Jaime, Iliana needed stitches.
She is carried home, asleep, by Galen, who has come to fully see the lost witch's own compassion and unconditional love for others. After putting Iliana to sleep, Keller talks with Galen, expressing approval that Iliana has finally come to like him and advises him to keep the girl's affection going, in order to go through with the promise ceremony.
However, when Keller states that their encounter in the library was a mistake, a moment of passion, Galen is upset that she would dismiss their bond as such, although he admits to caring for Iliana. Reluctantly, he agrees to help get Iliana to the solstice celebration. The next day Galen and the others discuss the next move of the Nightpeople, with the prince observing that they haven't tried to cross the wards guarding the Dominick house; he manages to get Iliana to participate by telling her she has "a good mind".
Having received the scrolls of the shapeshifters, Winnie undoes the protective wards, and the team pores over the images and text to find out how to destroy a dragon. However, during their investigation, they receive notice that Grandma Harman is dead, murdered by shapeshifters.